Verbal judo ** Using one's words to prevent, de-escalate, or end an attempted assault.

Verbal self-defense, also known as verbal judo,is defined as using one’s words to prevent, de-escalate, or end an attempted assault. It is a way of using words as a way to maintain your mental and emotional safety. This kind of “conflict management” involves using posture and body language, tone of voice, and choice of words … Continue reading Verbal judo ** Using one’s words to prevent, de-escalate, or end an attempted assault.

Good faith ** To be sincere, to be fair, open, and honest, regardless of the outcome

In human interactions, good faith is the intent to be sincere, to be fair, open, and honest, regardless of the outcome of the interaction. Julia Galef explains the “good faith” principle Resources Wikipedia: Good faith [Status: stub] Last updated: 4th November, 2017 Continue reading Good faith ** To be sincere, to be fair, open, and honest, regardless of the outcome

The last of human freedoms The ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances

In 1989, I first read Stephen Covey’s  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and he introduced me to the life and work of Viktor Frankl. Viktor Frankl was an internationally renowned psychiatrist. In 1946, he wrote the book Man’s Search for Meaning. In his book, he begins with a deeply moving personal account of his imprisonment in … Continue reading The last of human freedoms The ability to chose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances

Three wishes

How would you go about solving the world’s problems? When I think about the problems of the world, I recall the game from my childhood (based on the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp) where you are told to pretend that a Genie has granted you three wishes, and you have to say for what you … Continue reading Three wishes

Scenario Café

A Scenario Café is like a regular Café, but it is triggered by a situation rather than a talk. A speaker or the host tells a story, ideally a true one, of a dilemma or stressful situation and asks the Café participants to discuss what they would have done in that situation. Here is an … Continue reading Scenario Café